Length: 224 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
First Published: 2017
In this highly anticipated new book, beloved author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere. Whether it’s the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”) or the way she learned to forgive (God was super clear: Pray for this person every day, which was the meanest thing He ever said to me. I was furious.), she offers a reminder to those of us who sometimes hide in the car eating crackers that we do have the moxie to get back up and get back out. We can choose to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold, and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.
Quotes from Of Mess and Moxie
You are far more than your worst day, your worst experience, your worst season, dear one. You are more than the sorriest decision you ever made. You are more than the darkest sorrow you’ve endured.
People may hate us because of Jesus, but they should never hate Jesus because of us.
You don’t have to be who you first were. That early version of yourself, that season you were in, even the phase you are currently experiencing—it is all good or purposeful or at least useful and created a fuller, nuanced you and contributed to your life’s meaning, but you are not stuck in a category just because you were once branded that way. Just because something was does not mean it will always be.
We’re the generation that does more for our kids than ever in history, yet feels the guiltiest.
About Jen Hatmaker
Jen Hatmaker is a Christian speaker, blogger, and author. Her books include For the Love, 7, and Of Mess and Moxie, and Fierce, Free, Full of Fire. She also starred in the HGTV series, My Big Family Renovation. She currently lives in Austin, Texas. Visit the author’s website →